New Orleans, LA Population by Race & Ethnicity

Racial distribution of New Orleans population: 32.69% are White, 58.14% are Black or African American, 0.21% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.75% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2.13% are some other race and 4.07% are multiracial.
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Updated Aug 31, 2023

New Orleans, LA population by race

The table below shows New Orleans's population by race.

Race Population % of Total Population
White 125,519 32.69%
Black or African American 223,246 58.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native 803 0.21%
Asian 10,545 2.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 42 0.01%
Some other race 8,175 2.13%
Two or more races (multiracial) 15,644 4.07%
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New Orleans population by race

Of the 5 race categories (excluding ethnicity) identified by the Census Bureau, namely American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and White; New Orleans has a population in all of the race categories.

This confirms that New Orleans's population has become increasingly diverse.

The percent distribution of New Orleans population by race (across all racial categories recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau): 32.69% are White, 58.14% are Black or African American, 0.21% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.75% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2.13% are some other race and 4.07% are multiracial.

The bar chart shows New Orleans, LA population by race, in percentage. The numbers shown are based on the American Community Survey respondents self identified race. The Hispanic and Latino population is spread across the races identified and not as a separate race category.
New Orleans, LA population by race. The largest racial group in New Orleans is Black or African American with a population of 223,246 (58.14% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

New Orleans's racial breakdown clearly shows that there is an absolute majority (i.e. more than 50% of the population belong to one particular race) of Black or African American population in the city.

As per the latest data estimates from American Community Survey's 5-year estimates:

1. The largest racial group in New Orleans is Black or African American with a population of 223,246 (58.14% of the total population).

2. The multiracial population, i.e. population that identify themselves with two or more races, is 15,644 (4.07% of the total population).

Racial / Ethnic makeup of New Orleans, LA

By ethnicity, 21,314 (5.55% of the total population) is Hispanic or Latino (of any race), and 362,66 (94.45% of the total population) is Non-Hispanic.

The pie chart shows racial / ethnic makeup of  New Orleans, LA. The numbers shown are based on the American Community Survey respondents self identified race and ethnicity. The Hispanic or Latino population is excluded from the other identified racial categories and shown as one single group as Hispanic or Latino population.
Racial / Ethnic makeup of New Orleans, LA. By ethnicity, 21,314 (5.55% of the total population) is Hispanic or Latino (of any race) and 362,66 (94.45% of the total population) is Non-Hispanic. Please note that all Hispanic or Latino population are shown as one single group and the other racial categories are Non-Hispanic population percentages. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Of the Non-Hispanic population in New Orleans, the largest racial group is Black or African American alone with a population of 221,301 (61.02% of the total Non-Hispanic population).

New Orleans Non-Hispanic population by race

The distribution of the Non-Hispanic population across various race categories

Race Population % of Total Non-Hispanic Population
White alone 117,444 32.38%
Black or African American alone 221,301 61.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 402 0.11%
Asian alone 10,488 2.89%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 42 0.01%
Some other race alone 3,016 0.83%
Two or more races (multiracial) 9,967 2.75%
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Among the Hispanic population in New Orleans, regardless of the race, the largest group is of other Hispanic or Latino origin, with a population of 13,5 (63.34% of the total Hispanic population).

New Orleans Hispanic or Latino population

The distribution of the Hispanic or Latino population by their ancestries

Origin Population % of Total Hispanic Population
Mexican 4,535 21.28%
Puerto Rican 946 4.44%
Cuban 2,333 10.95%
Other Hispanic or Latino 13,500 63.34%
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Things to know

What percentage of New Orleans, LA is Hispanic?

As per the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey estimates, 5.55% of New Orleans population is Hispanic.

Among the Hispanic population in New Orleans, regardless of the race, the largest group is of other Hispanic or Latino origin, with a population of 13,5 (63.34% of the total Hispanic population).

How many Black people does New Orleans, LA have?

New Orleans, LA has 223,246 Black or African American population as per the estimates from the latest American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. Overall 58.14% of the total population (excluding multiracial) in New Orleans is Black.

What is the largest minority group in New Orleans, LA?

With 5.55% of the total population, Hispanic and Latino Americans are the largest ethnic minority in New Orleans.

That being said, with a 58.14% of the total population, Black or African Americans are the largest racial minority in New Orleans.

What is the majority race in New Orleans, LA?

With a population of 223,246 (58.14% of the total population), Black or African Americans are the largest racial majority in New Orleans.

Black or African Americans are second largest race in New Orleans, with 58.14% of the total population.

References

Datasets

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2023
New Orleans, LA Population Breakdown by Race
Last updated August 18, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the population of New Orleans by race. It includes the population of New Orleans across racial categories (excluding ethnicity) as identified by the Census Bureau. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of New Orleans across relevant racial categories.

Key observations

The percent distribution of New Orleans population by race (across all racial categories recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau): 32.69% are white, 58.14% are Black or African American, 0.21% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.75% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2.13% are some other race and 4.07% are multiracial.

New Orleans population by race

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Racial categories include:

  • White
  • Black or African American
  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Some other race
  • Two or more races (multiracial)

Variables / Data Columns

  • Race: This column displays the racial categories (excluding ethnicity) for the New Orleans
  • Population: The population of the racial category (excluding ethnicity) in the New Orleans is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the percentage distribution of each race as a proportion of New Orleans total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for New Orleans Population by Race & Ethnicity. You can refer the same here

New Orleans, LA Non-Hispanic Population Breakdown by Race
Last updated August 18, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Non-Hispanic population of New Orleans by race. It includes the distribution of the Non-Hispanic population of New Orleans across various race categories as identified by the Census Bureau. The dataset can be utilized to understand the Non-Hispanic population distribution of New Orleans across relevant racial categories.

Key observations

Of the Non-Hispanic population in New Orleans, the largest racial group is Black or African American alone with a population of 221,301 (61.02% of the total Non-Hispanic population).

New Orleans Non-Hispanic population by race

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Racial categories include:

  • White
  • Black or African American
  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Some other race
  • Two or more races (multiracial)

Variables / Data Columns

  • Race: This column displays the racial categories (for Non-Hispanic) for the New Orleans
  • Population: The population of the racial category (for Non-Hispanic) in the New Orleans is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the percentage distribution of each race as a proportion of New Orleans total Non-Hispanic population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for New Orleans Population by Race & Ethnicity. You can refer the same here

New Orleans, LA Hispanic or Latino Population Distribution by Their Ancestries
Last updated August 18, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the New Orleans Hispanic or Latino population. It includes the distribution of the Hispanic or Latino population, of New Orleans, by their ancestries, as identified by the Census Bureau. The dataset can be utilized to understand the origin of the Hispanic or Latino population of New Orleans.

Key observations

Among the Hispanic population in New Orleans, regardless of the race, the largest group is of other Hispanic or Latino origin, with a population of 13,5 (63.34% of the total Hispanic population).

New Orleans Non-Hispanic population by race

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Origin for Hispanic or Latino population include:

  • Mexican
  • Black or African American
  • Puerto Rican
  • Cuban
  • Other Hispanic or Latino

Variables / Data Columns

  • Origin: This column displays the origin for Hispanic or Latino population for the New Orleans
  • Population: The population of the specific origin for Hispanic or Latino population in the New Orleans is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Hispanic Population: This column displays the percentage distribution of each Hispanic origin as a proportion of New Orleans total Hispanic or Latino population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for New Orleans Population by Race & Ethnicity. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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